Know what you're voting for
The Lindenhurst United for Change slate is running a very active campaign with attractive mailings and lots and lots of signs, but why call for "Change" when our village board of trustees has already committed to or met the goals LUC claims to support?
The incumbents' acquisition of our Lake Michigan water supply, bringing a huge, new automobile dealership into our borders and pending project plans discussed and updated openly at public village board meetings are clear evidence of our current board's commitment to both economic development and transparency. Operating within a balanced budget with a well-funded police pension plan checks the box for fiscal responsibility at a level that other communities only dream of.
However, if elected, rather than continue to do the work our current trustees put in toward these goals, LUC has stated in Daily Herald interviews that they plan to hire a "full-time economic development director" and a "centralized, trained procurement officer" to do the work for them. Nowhere in their mailing do they indicate how they intend to pay for these additional layers of government and accompanying payroll. That certainly casts a shadow over LUC's claims of "fiscal responsibility" and "transparency" and could cost Lindenhurst voters more than a little "change."
Roger M. Pretzel